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News-Herald players of the week for April 15 | High School Sports

Daliz Alvarez

Geneva>>Softball

Junior>>Pitcher/center field

On the field: Struck out 21 batters from the mound and batted .556 with a .727 OBP.. Also had three doubles and a triple. Enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix and eating. Can drive a car with a manual transmission. Favorite subject is math. Favorite food is rice and beans with fried chicken. Favorite movie is “Greater.” Favorite show is “Exatlón Estados Unidos.” Enjoys listening to any kind of Spanish music. Favorite team is UCLA softball.

Off the diamond: “Dilly” says her favorite sports memory is hitting her first home run in high school.

Logan Metz

North>>Baseball

Junior>>Pitcher

On the diamond: Earned two complete-game victories against Alliance and Mentor. Allowed zero earned runs and struck out 12.

Off the diamond: “As a pitcher, I can say that this is not all on me. It’s nice having a defense that plays well and has your back. My team and the guys behind me are a huge part of my success so far this year.” Loves to play baseball or anything to do with baseball. Enjoys eating chicken. Favorite team is the Indians.

Emily Lamos

Riverside>>Softball

Senior>>Pitcher/second base

On the diamond: Batted 17-for-24 with five doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 runs and 11 RBI. Pitching she went 4-0 with 39 strikeouts and a no-hitter.

Off the diamond: Will major in civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Favorite sports memory is Riverside’s 2019 playoff run. Hobbies include Crossfit and hanging out with her best friends. Favorite subject is physics. Favorite food is Raising Cane’s. Favorite movie is “Legally Blonde.” Favorite show is “Survivor.” Favorite music is country.

Ryan Moskal

NDCL>>Baseball

Junior>>Pitcher/Center field

On the field: Batted 9 of 17 with a double, a triple, three RBI and scored 10 runs with no strikeouts. Had an on-base percentage of .619 and slugged .706. On the mound, was 1-0 with 12 strikeouts.

Off the diamond: Concord Township resident’s favorite sports memory was winning his first playoff game in football. Favorite subjects are math and history. Enjoys skiing and watching and following the Indians Browns.

Emily Kelly

South>>Softball

Senior>>Pitcher

On the diamond: Pitched a no-hitter against Akron Hoban with 19 strikeouts. Pitched a no-hitter against Mayfield with 17 strikeouts and no walks. Struck out three of the four batters she faced in a relief appearance. Against North Ridgeville, gave up two runs and struck out 13 in six innings. Gave up five hits in 21 ⅓ innings for the week.

Off the diamond: “Em” says her favorite sports memory is going to Indians games with her family. Favorite subject is science. Favorite food is tacos. Says there are too many movies to pick a favorite. Favorite show is “Friends.” Favorite team is the Indians.

Alexis Cain

Euclid>>Girls track and field

Junior>>200, 400, relays

On the track: Was MVP of the Ned Weingart Invitational. Won the 100 in 12.59 seconds, the 400 in 56.34 and was on the winning 4×200 relay with a 23.7 split and the winning sprint medley with a 58.4 split in the 400.

Off the track: “Lexi” says her favorite track memory is when she took third in the 400 at the state meet in a personal-record time. Favorite subject is English. Her favorite food is chicken wings. Her favorite movie is “Avengers: Endgame.” Favorite music is R&B. Favorite female musical artist is Beyonce. Likes all animals but loves dogs.

Kyle Woleben

Madison>>Tennis

Senior>>First singles

On the court: Went 4-0 with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Edgewood, a 7-5, 6-1 win over Lake Catholic, a 6-2, 6-2 win over North and a 6-2, 7-5 win over Brush,

Off the court: “McLovin” loves eating, watching movies and being active. Also played soccer and basketball. “I have had a great four years playing high school sports.” In his spare time, fishes as often as he can.

Victoria Lanese

Mentor>>Girls track and field

Senior>>High jump, 300 hurdles

On the track: Against Brunswick, won the 300 hurdles and high jump (5-9, the current top height in Ohio). Helped Mentor win the North Canton Invitational. Won the 300 hurdles in an area-best time and the high jump.

Off the track: “Tori” will attend Youngstown State. Is interested in creating music. Favorite food is homemade macaroni and cheese. Loves trying to help her team get better in any way she can.

Varsity coaches from all sports can nominate athletes for Players of the Week until 8 p.m. every Monday. They can be emailed to [email protected]. We do not take nominations via social media or text message.